Study Guide

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party Allusions

By M.T. Anderson

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Charles Perrault, "Bluebeard" (1.2.8; 1.26.118)
  • Horace, Epistles: Book I (1.3.2)
  • Pliny (1.6.3; 1.20.18)
  • Milton (1.11.71)
  • Shakespeare (1.11.71)
  • Plato (1.18.22)
  • The Venerable Bede (1.26.118)
  • Epictetus (1.26.131)
  • Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae (2.Epigraph)
  • Tacitus, Annals of Rome (2.8.13-16)
  • Seneca (2.11.12)
  • Empedocles (2.14.49)
  • Titus Livius Patavinus (Livy), Ab urbe condita (2.15.2)
  • Diodorus Siculus, Posidonius, Florus, Epitome (2.15.3)
  • Plutarch, Life of Marcus Licinius Crassus (2.15.6)
  • Diogenes the Cynic (Diogenes Laertius), Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (2.15.7)
  • Ovid (2.29.14)
  • Theogonis, "Elegy—Lines 425-428" (2.37.11)
  • Suetonius, De Vita Caesarum (2.15.21)
  • Joseph Addison, Cato, A Tragedy (4.12.107)
  • The Stoics (4.12.95)

Greek and Roman Mythological References

Biblical References

Historical References

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